well its easy to by pass that you need the latin america only at login :P search and you shall find the way.(also 2 clients)
but me and my friends who live here in Mexico and just one hour from the US...speak english..hell not only that my gaming group and clanmates are Canadians, and North Americans...why am i not going to be able to play with them? i need an answer.....also Mexico is parth of North America does that mean i can still play with the US? lol im freaking out here!!!
Last edited by AzureAlain; 03-28-2012 at 11:44 PM.
Why don't you just maintain the same interface but with MORE SERVER OPTIONS, and the player now will gain access to choose between several servers, such as WEST/EAST US, EU, ASIA and LatinAmerica.
It'll become up to the player's choice to select a closer server or not, and because it's closer, it'll be prefered by closer people (closer countries).
If you just separate the Korean and LatinAmericans, many friends will no longer be able to play together. I am latin american and I particularly enjoy playing with a couple of friends that now live in distant countries, and with this new change, we won't be able to play together.
Really, no jokes, I don't like this change.
I don't really care about 50ms-100ms less ping or to find people that can´t communicate in my language. What I really do care is the variety of people you can find, and if the problem is communication, most of the people communicate in English, and most latins and asians, also talk in English to play with other people, there´s no need to segregate...
I can´t do much if HoN changes, but I want to communicate to the community that me myself as a Latin American player does not like this change.
(sorry for my bad English, I'm not a native speaker)
place a button at hon startup CHOOSE SERVER
will fix 1K problems
Ntreev in Korea and Axeso5.com in Latin America will distribute HoN and foster the growth of HoN's E-Sport and Marketing presence in both regions.
This might seem relatively minor but it can actually make a huge difference for the game. Look no further than SEA to see how big a difference this makes for a region. When it first started, SEA was lucky to break 10,000 users online at once. Now, with Garena as a partner, the game has exploded in the region and you regularly see SEA go over 50,000 users online at once.
HoN is growing and we want everyone to get in on the excitement!
I have friends in NA, I have friends in CANADA, I have friends in EU, I don't want to be blocked from playing with them. People who don't know english will go to LA HoN anyway while people who know english will probably choose between LA and NA, please don't block it.
Mmmm... I was thinking... (if the server change is a must)
Brazilians would technically stay in the LATIN AMERICAN group, right? but most of the speak portuguese which would mean that the LATIN AMERICAN servers will have about 30% (just guessing %s) of people not talking (in the best of the scenarios) spanish. That's really quite a lot, just by considering BR is the largest country in South America...
Why not create servers ONLY FOR Brazil??? It has a lot of logic, there's a big community in Brazil and they hardly merge the linguistical variable in Latin American countries...
:+1luck: Good Games for everyone
GRACIAS LOS ESPERAMOS EN LATINOAMERICA !!! =D
Can i have my money back? i have 2049 gold coins.
WORST F**** DECISION EVER, now i can't play with my friends overseas.
Spent like $200 usd on this... (2 accounts + 1 subaccount, 3x$40 usd gold coins packs)
It makes me sad to hear this. I'm an American who lives in Korea and will now be locked out of EU/US servers. Guess i'll have to switch to a new game.
I don't see what all the fuss is about. You can CHOOSE to move your account to the korean and latin american servers. If you still wish to play on NA/EU, don't move it.
gamers in each region can expect to see transfer programs that will allow them to transfer their account credentials over to their localized service without penalty.
Last edited by ForPride; 03-29-2012 at 12:47 AM.
As an American living in Korea I'm wondering whether or not I'll still be able to play with NA/EU players. Let us know please.
all u have to do is not update to new stuff.. problem solved... god so dumb.
edit: well i just read some stuff about this.. so ur gonna block ips? thats not even fair... people has to decide where they want to play... stupidest decision ever... this is gonna make ur player base drop like heavy rain kids... S2´d over and over.
edit 2: and btw S2 staff if u dont know this yet u should search... at south america only brazil does not speak spanish.. so if u did not know this, PORTUGUESE ISNT FREAKING SPANISH. You're just making the same crap gathering diff languages together... Man this is such a joke.
Last edited by madnetiC; 03-29-2012 at 01:00 AM.
Happy with the changes. I'm not so worried about playing on non AU servers for matchmaking as I am about the constant trolling from latin americans that I get in the 1500 bracket. I was honestly thinking about moving over to DotA 2 until this change. Nice move, S2.